Movie Nights


Join us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. After we all click PLAY at the same time, we’ll watch the movie, then re-group for more discussion.

 October 13, 2020

7:00 pm EST
Ice Age (2002) with guest researchers from MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography
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With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends, but when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims

 November 10, 2020

7:00 pm EST
Jurassic Park (1993) with guests MIT Media Lab Sculpting Evolution researchers Sebastian Kamau and Emma Chory
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In this 1993 Spielberg blockbuster, a theme park on a remote island features living dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA (with a bit of modern animals’ DNA to fill in the gaps). The park’s wealthy creator invites a paleontologist and other experts, plus his grandchildren, to check out the park before it opens. Their visit is smooth and simple, and absolutely nothing goes wrong. Just kidding.

PLEASE NOTE: The MIT Museum cannot stream these movies directly. Participants will need to stream, rent, or purchase the films themselves, or simply join us for the discussion.